Since Animo South Los Angeles High is located in a tough, downtrodden area of South Central LA, the progressive public charter school is designed to be as visually open and inviting as possible while still being safe and secure. The new building is entirely yellow, making it a calming public space for students and staff to learn.
The median family income around Anima South Los Angeles High is just $35,000 per year, and 25 percent of the population in the area lives below the poverty line. The neighborhood was also a central trouble spot during the Rodney King riots in 1992. With this history, strong and smartly designed public facilities are essential for the well-being of the current generation of youth.
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